The Ash Stash!

Bacffin Posted By Bacffin, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM

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  1. Backwoods Savage

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    Yes. Soft maple will be best to burn this time of the year. Save the ash for the colder weather.
     
  2. infinitymike

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    ASH?

    Yeah it's plenty dry.
    Do you have a moisture meter?
    Split it open and let us know==c
     
  3. Paulywalnut

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    Ash always looks good stacked. Nice job Bacffin.
     
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  4. Bacffin

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    This is what I have been doing Savage. Mixing in the soft maples with the hemlock right now and using the soft maple for the overnights. When it gets colder, I will drop the hemlock and start mixing in some of the hotter stuff. I have been listening :)

    Thanks,
    Bruce
     
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  5. PapaDave

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    Listening is one thing....learning is another.
    Sounds like you've done both.
     
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  6. weatherguy

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    You still have some ash Bac? Its dries amazing fast and burns really nice. I had a load split last March (2013) and I tested it last week and it was all 18-19%.
     
  7. Bacffin

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    Yep, and I have a few trees to buck still that I will use next year. I will take ash all day long when I can get my hands on it.
     
  8. USMC80

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    best wood IMO
     
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    Can you even imagine how dry Backwoods Savage's ash is?:)
     
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  10. rdust

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    Only as dry as the local environment will let it be. BS hooked me up with a cord of wood my first season burning, I split and checked a piece or two just for kicks. It measured in the upper teens, hard to get too much lower than that around here.
     
  11. HDRock

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    Very few pieces of my driest wood are below 16%, I think that's about as good as it gets here
     
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    I can't get oak, well red oak lower than 20%. I guess In 5 or 6 years maybe or split it like paint stirrers.
     
  13. HDRock

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    That sucks ,I picked up a scrounge of red oak a month ago, busted open a 21" round and It was 18% !!! checked and rechecked It was what it was, over 1/3 of that scrounge is ready to burn, even burned a little to try it out.
    Maybe the tree was dead 10 years ;lol IDK
     
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